Plastics and chemicals supplier BASF has upgraded the company's engineering plastics compounding facility in Pudong, China, so that now two Ultramid polyamide grades are compounded in China under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conditions which comply with the European Union (EU) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for food contact.
Specifically, the supplier is compounding its polyamide 6.6 grades of Ultramid A3K FC and Ultramid A3EG3 FC (15% glass fiber reinforced) under the stringent GMP conditions at the Pudong facility.
In addition to the EU and FDA regulations, these grades also comply with food contact guidelines for Japan and China. "Our engineering plastics find widespread use in the food sector," according to Andy Postlethwaite, BASF's sr. VP engineering plastics Asia Pacific. "Producing these grades is of special significance to our customers in China who wish to export and gain acceptance for their products in major markets like Europe, the U.S.A., and Japan."